Yes, I know it used to be that the campaign was always thought to begin the day after Labor Day. Both of the political parties would have held their conventions and the major candidates for the president would have been known to all. As the political parties changed their format for selecting candidates from smoke filled rooms behind locked doors, to primaries that sadly most Americans believe are a part of our long term history and that this selection process is ordained and protected by the Constitution, so did the length of the process. Imagine, living in a time when the next election cycle did not start until the day after election day.
I will not be one to state that elections are more vicious today than they have ever been, because It is not true. We have had many vicious campaigns including the Adams vs Jefferson and the Jackson vs Quincy Adams. The press was just as nasty, but was not as ubiquitous as it is today.
This election is proving to be more vicious than the election in 2016. The left had no doubt that Hillary would win. The polls showed her to have commanding leads and the experts could find no path to victory for Donald Trump. The press and the Democrats, including Hillary, underestimated the American people. I do not believe there will be any underestimating this election, but never underestimate the narcissistic attitude of the left. The propaganda arm of the left, or the press, will certainly make salacious and unfounded claims. Biden is far less competent than was Hillary, and when you realize this incompetence is enhanced by Dementia, he will be far less visible and available. More responsibility for a win will be designated to the press.
The Democrat party has moved much more to the left and now openly calls for the United States to adopt the principles of the Communist Manifesto. Many of the principle elements of the Democrat party like, Antifa, BLM, Media Matters, and other George Soros funded, and Obama promoted groups will be extremely active, doing what they do best, bringing chaos, dysfunction, and disinformation. President Trump is more of a known to them, and they understand that what Donald Trump said he would do, President Trump did it. The biggest threat to the left is that President Trump has and is dismantling the swamp, which besides acting illegally, has established a very lucrative method of enriching many. In addition, President Trump has fulfilled the promise of Donald Trump to revamp the judicial system. The judicial system is critical to the left because the judge can say anything in the confirmation hearing and then rule in the manner of the left and that is to dismantle our Constitution and rule of law.
Samuel Adams told the American Colonists years ago, “It is now high time for the people of this country to explicitly declare whether they will be free men or slaves.” This is even more true today. We have a clear choice. President Trump has shown that he believes we should be free men. To be free men means that we make our own choices and control our own thoughts, but must take personal responsibility for the consequences of those choices and thoughts. To be slaves, which is what the left wants for us, is that government will make our choices and dictate our thoughts. We have no responsibility for those choices or thoughts, other than to follow the directions given to us and to enhance the power of those in control.
When making your choice, and you should take part in the election, do not ask yourself if you are a Republican, a Democrat, or any other party; do not ask yourself if you like of dislike Donald Trump or Joe Biden; do not consider your race, ethnicity, sex, or religion; only ask yourself if you wish to be a free person or a slave to government. This is our choice.
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